Community Events

Lawrence On-The-Go Educator showing children Benham's Disk
03/09/2024
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Lawrence at North Bay Science Discovery Day

Join Lawrence On-The-Go and over 70 other organizations to explore rockets and beehives, robots and sharks, catapults and hearts, animation,…

Child smiling while holding scribble bot
02/25/2024
12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

The Lawrence at Black Joy Parade

Bring your positivity and join The Lawrence On-The-Go at Oakland’s 7th annual Black Joy Parade!

Child holding sound invention
04/13/2024
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Lawrence at Tri-Valley Innovation Fair

The Lawrence On-The-Go will bring hands-on science discovery to the 6th annual Tri-Valley Innovation Fair!

A warehouse containing orange canisters stacked three levels high.
11/16/2023
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Clearing the Air: Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air quality—the air quality within and around homes, buildings, and other structures—affects our health and comfort just as outdoor…

Family looking at Bay Area view from Forces that Shape the Bay
11/16/2023
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Storytelling with Cafe Ohlone

Have you ever wondered about the indigenous traditions of Berkeley and the East Bay? Join us on Thursday, November 16…

A child wearing safety goggles is conducting a science experiment using dry ice.
08/19/2023
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

On-The-Go: Scientific Adventures for Girls Family Science Night

Catch Lawrence On-the-Go at Scientific Adventures for Girls’ STEAM night: Planet Protectors. Build a terrarium, learn about pollinators, become a…

Hector Torres Vera
08/22/2023
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Caminos de la Ciencia: Un bori-químico construyendo bio-fábricas

El trabajo de Héctor consiste en secuestrar el ribosoma, haciéndolo capaz de ensamblar bloques de construcción que no son aminoácidos…

Girl fascinated by wind experiment
08/26/2023
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

On-The-Go: Science@Stockmen’s Park

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free monthly outdoor event for children ages three and up, teens, and adults.…

image of a tool used to test earthquake stability
08/17/2023
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Shaking Things Up: Earthquake Preparedness and Resiliency

August’s virtual lecture is all about earthquakes! Join Dr. Sarina Patel from UC Berkeley’s Seismology Lab and Dr. Floriana Petrone…

Lawrence On-The-Go staff interacting with participants at a tabling event
09/09/2023
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

On-The-Go: Kits Cubed STEM Fair

Join Lawrence On-the-Go for a fun Saturday STEM Fair with Kits Cubed, an organization based in Oakland dedicated to igniting…

Oakland First Fridays - Science at Cal - The Lawrence
08/04/2023
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Oakland First Fridays

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oakland First Fridays with Science at Cal and The Lawrence On The Go! Explore the…

Lithium production plant
07/20/2023
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – It’s Elemental: Lithium Recovery for a Sustainable Electrified Future

Lithium is an essential element in energy-dense batteries and is a key ingredient for a low carbon future, but we…

06/24/2023
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Summer Science Funday: Making Music Exhibition Opening Day

Rock out with science and celebrate the opening of our brand-new exhibition, Making Music: Math and Science Out Loud!

orange frog
04/25/2023
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Joyas del Bosque: La genética de color en ranas venenosas

Las ranas venenosas de la fresa son anfibios diminutos que podrían caber en la uña de tu pulgar. En Centroamérica,…

Students are participating in a science activity at Solar Camp
06/12/2023–06/23/2023
06/26/2023–07/07/2023

Free Hands-on Solar Camp

Want to learn more about the sun and use engineering to solve problems? Join us for a free Hands-on Solar…

Mars
04/07/2023
3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

04/08/2023
3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

The Lawrence On-The-Go: Surviving Life on the Red Planet

Do you think you could live on another planet? In this program you will blast off into cutting-edge science as…

Charging an electric car
02/16/2023
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Paving the Way: California’s Road to Vehicle Electrification

This August, California announced groundbreaking plans to phase out the production of traditional gas-powered cars by 2035. Reports show that,…

Lawrence on The Go van
03/11/2023
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Join The Lawrence On-The-Go at the annual North Bay Science Discovery Day in Santa Rosa! Children, teens, and families are…

A boy in mid air jumping onto a stomp rocket launcher
12/17/2022
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fruitvale Posada

Join Science at Cal, The Lawrence On-The-Go, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the Fruitvale Posada Community Event.

Logos that read: The Lawrence, Science at Cal, The Unity Council, and Dia de los Muertos Festival
10/30/2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Día de los Muertos Festival

Experience hands-on science in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood with Science at Cal and The Lawrence On-The-Go team in celebration of Dia de…

Three bats are hanging upside down from a tree limb
10/25/2022
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – ¡Los genomas revelan los secretos mejor guardados de los murciélagos!

Con más de 1400 especies, los murciélagos poseen adaptaciones únicas entre los mamíferos, como una longevidad inusual, una respuesta inmune…

a cougar
10/20/2022
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Lessons from the Wild: How humans interact with and learn from other animals

Humans have a lot to learn from the other animals who share the Earth—some have innate abilities and senses that…

Two children standing at The Lawrence Hall of Science sign on the plaza
10/10/2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

$5 Day at The Lawrence

Looking for something to do with your family on their day off from school? The Lawrence has you covered with…

Frog on a leaf
10/08/2022
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Nature’s Toxic Defenses: Why Don’t Poison Frogs Poison Themselves?

While we might be most familiar with rattlesnakes, black widows, and poison frogs (oh my!), toxins are produced or acquired…

Grounds for Science: Illuminating the Brain and Programming Viruses to Harvest Solar Energy
10/04/2022
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Grounds for Science – Illuminating the Brain and Programming Viruses to Harvest Solar Energy

Grounds for Science presents Illuminating the Brain: How light, color, and a jellyfish protein help us study the mind and…

A planet with a view of its core
09/27/2022
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Materiales en condiciones extremas: una ventana al interior de los planetas

Nuestro planeta Tierra es como una cebolla: está hecho de capas. Algunas son sólidas, otras líquidas, y están hechas de…

Planet in space
09/15/2022
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Outer Space’s Hottest and Brightest Objects

At this month’s Midday Science Cafe, we’ll take a star-studded intergalactic journey to see some of the universe’s hottest and…

A graphic with text that reads Solano Avenue Stroll, the Lawrence, and Science at Cal, with an image of kids doing a science activity
09/11/2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Solano Avenue Stroll

Meet & greet Cal scientists, participate in hands-on science activities, and enjoy over a mile of FREE family fun at…

Model of human head and brain area is highlighted
09/10/2022
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – An Inside Look: UC Berkeley’s Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Exactly two years ago, before the new Netflix documentary series, “How to Change your Mind” premiered, the UC Berkeley Center…

Science of Earth & Space
08/27/2022
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Science@Stockmen’s Park

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. As part of…

Dra. Francesca Burgos Bravo
08/23/2022
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Mover objetos diminutos con luz: no solo un sueño de la ciencia ficción

Si diriges un haz de luz a la mano, no se siente mucho, salvo un poco de calor. Pero si…

Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson
08/18/2022
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Alchemy in the 21st Century: New materials to combat the energy crisis

As scientists continuously hunt for novel approaches to combat our energy crisis, the field of materials science has secured a…

A collage of a diverse group of faces
08/13/2022
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Science at Cal – Detecting Disinformation and Deep Fakes

In this lecture, Dr. Hany Farid will discuss the online disinformation landscape and what interventions are available. He will also…

Science at Cal - The Lawrence - Berkeley Lab
08/05/2022
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Oakland First Fridays

This month’s First Fridays theme is “Family Fun,” and Science at Cal, The Lawrence On-The-Go, and Berkeley Lab are coming…

Four people walking in a snowy landscape
07/26/2022
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – La guía microbiana para viajar al futuro

Por 3500 millones de años organismos vivos diminutos llamados microbios han transformado el planeta. Hoy tenemos mejor ciencia para estudiar…

Dr. Thomas Eng
07/21/2022
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Combating Climate Change with CRISPR

This month’s Midday Science Cafe features two scientists putting the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, to work for the good of the…

A graphic that reads Science of the Human Body
07/09/2022
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Science@Stockmen’s Park

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. As part of…

Map of the World
07/09/2022
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Science at Cal – Uncovering the Past: Using Genetic Data to Understand Human History and Evolution

Recent advances in sequencing DNA have opened up new opportunities to use genetic data to improve our understanding of human…

Andrea Naranjo Soledad and colleague
06/28/2022
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Caminos de la Ciencia: El Poder de la Conciencia Ambiental y la Comunidad: de Colombia al UC Berkeley

Antes de haberse mudado a Estados Unidos, Andrea Naranjo Soledad, estudiante de doctorado en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, vivió…

Kick off your family's summer at the Hayward Community Family Fair Friday, June 17th, from 2-6pm at Tennyson Park
06/17/2022
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Hayward Community Family Fair

Join us at the Hayward Community Family Fair for food, fun, and plenty of resources for learning!

Julie Fornaciari and colleague are working in a science laboratory
06/16/2022
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Midday Science Cafe – Can We Make Green Hydrogen Fuel a Reality?

Hydrogen gas plays an important role in the future of clean energy with the potential to replace fossil fuels for…

Julia Schaletzky in a laboratory conducting a science experiment
06/11/2022
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Science at Cal – Laboratory to Life-Saver: Discovery, Development, and Access to New Medicines

How are new medicines discovered and developed? How can universities help create products that truly benefit patients? How do the…

North Bay Science Discovery Day
05/15/2022
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Back in person for 2022, this beloved science festival aims to spark children’s wonder and curiosity for science, technology, engineering,…

Bay Area Book Festival flyer: Sat & Sun, May 7-8 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Family Fun Fest Zone MLK Jr. Civic Center Park Downtown Berkeley
05/07/2022
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

05/08/2022
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Bay Area Book Festival — Outdoor Fair

Combine reading, art, and science with Science at Cal and The Lawrence Hall of Science at the Bay Area Book…